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Black and Blue

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Original Post from Snopes.com
Dan Evon
Sep 26, 2016

Black and Blue

An anonymous resident of East Texas shared his opinion of the Black Lives Matter movement.

A resident of East Texas shared his opinion of the Black Lives Matter movement.
A resident of East Texas shared his opinion of the Black Lives Matter movement.

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ORIGIN: In August 2016 a photograph of an elderly man from the East Texas city of Tyler, along with a quote attributed to him about the Black Lives Matter movement, was posted online. The combination quickly became a viral hit, buoyed by the ongoing discourse around racism and racial tensions in the United States: “I don’t get all this ‘Black Lives Matter’ — ‘Blue Lives Matter’ divide. I been around here since ’57 and I never been to jail. All I see now are these young-in’s running around getting shot because they think they can do whatever they want. That’s not how it works, but you can’t tell them that. I know what real racism looks like and I haven’t seen the likes of that ugly face in years. What needs to happen is unity. Respect your fellow man and 99% of the time, they’ll respect you back no matter what you look like. I’m living proof of that.”
(Tyler, Texas)

The image was first shared to the “People of East Texas” Facebook page on 15 August 2016. As with the enormously popular “Humans of New York” Facebook page and web site, “People of East Texas” interviews local residents and then shares highlights from those interviews along with photographs read more…

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University of Texas Snowflakes Protest Concealed Carry with… Sex Toys?

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Campus to protest concealed guns with unconcealed dildos
Campus to protest concealed guns with unconcealed dildos

Original post from TEAM CROWDER THURSDAY AUGUST 25 2016

It’s the rational arguments leftists make about gun control (see EXPOSED: Hidden Camera Reveals Dem Delegates Want To Ban ALL Guns and Bill Maher on Liberals: ‘They Don’t Know S*** About Guns!’) that allows us to have serious conversations about gun issues. Arguments like whipping out sex toys to protest concealed carry on campus. Yes, this is a real thing. No, this is not The Onion.

No, this video isn’t safe for work. Unless you work at home, in a basement, alone… Click to watch video:
University of Texas Snowflakes Protest Concealed Carry with… Sex Toys?

Students and activists at the University of Texas at Austin voiced their displeasure with the campus carry law that went into effect earlier this month across the state by strapping sex toys to their backpacks and grabbing suggestively themed T-shirts.

Um. I know in some works of literature, weapons like swords or long guns are phallic symbols, but I’m just not sure how protesting guns on campus inspired these “students” to think the best way to protest was with dildos. Someone want to help me out here?

A protest organizer told the Austin American-Statesman that if the demonstration seemed over the top, that was the intent. Ana López said the demonstration was created to flout obscenity laws while protesting legalizing handguns on campus.

The protests, though, seemed to be getting little serious pushback. University administrators were quick to describe the protest as protected political speech. And a student concealed carry group also supported the protesters’ free speech rights, touting a “gun/dildo alliance.” More here: http://louderwithcrowder.com/ut-studends-protest-concealed-carry-with-sex-toys/#.V78nUygrLIU

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Joey Chestnut Promises To Reclaim His Title (VIDEO)

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Chestnut (left) with Matt Stonie who defeated Joey Chestnut last year after eating 62 hot dogs at The Nathan’s Famous Fourth

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Posted June 30th, 2016 @ 12:00pm
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(TMZ) Joey Chestnut says he’s been training like Rocky in the “Rocky IV” montage — killing himself to get his 4th of July hot dog eating title back … and says he’s in the BEST eating shape of his life!!!!

Chestnut — sporting a playoff beard — shockingly lost his championship belt to Matt Stonie last year — who destroyed 62 hot dogs in 10 minutes … defeating Chestnut, who only put down 60.

But Joey tells TMZ Sports … he’s been busting his ass to get back in top form — and brags that he recently broke his own wiener record of 69 … by woofing down 73.5 at the July 4th qualifier!!!!

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Check out our Celebrity Visitors to Graceland photo gallery!

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Entrance to the Mansion. Your first stop inside Graceland ...
Entrance to the Mansion. Your first stop inside Graceland …

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Celebrity Visitors

For many years, from the time Graceland opened to the public on June 7, 1982, the tour guide staff informally kept a list of the celebrities who visited. We’ve missed a few names along the way and, unfortunately, we did not always keep track of the dates. Once we created this feature for the web site, record-keeping of celebrity visits became a bit more formalized. Our list is updated continually as more celebrities visit and we continue to add names we missed from years past whenever someone recalls one. If you know of someone we missed and, please do let us know and we’ll add the name if we can document the visit. In all the hubbub around here, word sometimes doesn’t get to the web staff to post. E-mails from fans to help out are always appreciated.

Check out our Celebrity Visitors to Graceland photo gallery!

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Latest Additions:

December 16, 2015: Actors Dolph Lundgren and James Chalke; November 29, 2015: Comedian Craig Ferguson; November 5, 2015: British actress Lily Collins; October 28, 2015: American soul/rock band Sister Sparrow & the Dirty Birds; October 19, 2015: Authors Jonathan and Faye Kellerman; October 13, 2015: Rick Hall, legendary music producer, songwriter and owner of FAME Studios; October 9, 2015: English indie rock band alt-J; October 7, 2015: Rock artist Glenn Danzig; September 11, 2015: British singer Nathan Sykes; September 7, 2015: Actor Tommy Ford; September 1, 2015: “Cake Boss” star Buddy Valastro and his family; August 30, 2015: Scottish indie pop band Belle and Sebastian; August 29, 2015: Plain White T’s, American alternative rock band; July 31, 2015: Mike Wolfe, star of “American Pickers,” and pop band R5; June 17, 2015: American actress Grace Kaufman; June 6, 2015: Bill O’Reilly and Dennis Miller; May 15, 2015: Tom Green; May 4, 2015: Rock band Kaiser Chiefs; May 3, 2015: singer-songwriters Ed Sheeran and Hozier; May 2, 2015: American singer-songwriter John Fogerty; April 30, 2015: American rock star Marilyn Manson; April 1, 2015: Sarah McLachlan; February 4, 2015: Randy Travis.

CELEBRITY VISITORS FROM 1982 TO PRESENT Read more and see the list…


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Is this the supermarket of the future?

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Telegraph.co.uk
By Lauren Davidson 5:00AM GMT 14 Jan 2016

Getting out the car is overrated
Getting out the car is overrated

Is this the supermarket of the future?
This solution claims to improve customer service, maximise convenience, increase product choice and cut queuing times – all while lowering costs for the vendor

Picture the scene. You’re on your way home when you remember the fridge is empty but you don’t have a pound for the trolley and parking is a nightmare. Or you promised to pick up a six-pack of beer en route to a friend’s party but it’s pouring with rain and parking is still a nightmare.

Wouldn’t it be great if you could pick up a few essentials without getting out of your car?
Russian inventor Semenov Dahir Kurmanbievich filed a patent for a drive-through supermarket that would make all that possible.

Watch how it works here Read more..

NEW FEMINIST CAUSE: Going Topless on #GoTopless Day. Don’t Stare, You Sexist!!

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This story is from LouderWithCrowder.com

NEW FEMINIST CAUSE: Going Topless on #GoTopless Day.

Don’t Stare, You Sexist!!

NEW FEMINIST CAUSE: Going Topless on #GoTopless Day. Don’t Stare, You Sexist!!
NEW FEMINIST CAUSE: Going Topless on #GoTopless Day. Don’t Stare, You Sexist!!

NEW FEMINIST CAUSE: Going Topless on #GoTopless Day. Don’t Stare, You Sexist!!

It’s getting harder to keep track of all the different feminist causes for women. There’s body shaming, fat shaming, the nonexistent pay gap thing and growing super long pubic hair… well now it’s just going topless in public. Because men can go topless in public. Therefore women should go topless. Because equality. Also boners.

That’s right, women took to the streets of New York without shirts or bras. Their nipples were free. Their words, seriously. #FreeTheNipple is real. Welcome to Boobfest 2015. And really, there are worse things. Because I like boobs. And I generally like fests.

But it does beg the question, why can men go without a shirt and women can’t? – Bro-tip: if you have giant manboobs, maybe you should cover them up– Is it the male patriarchy again? No, not really. It’s actually because men and women are different. Yeah, yeah, sexism, blah, blah, I know. Men and women. Different. A woman’s chest has breasts, and they’re used best in feeding a child. Also, motor-boating. So give it a rest. Woman’s breasts, therefore, are used in a sexual/reproductive function, where a man’s nipples are decorative only. Decorative for what, jury’s still out. It’s kind of God’s equivalent to letting angels toss tinsel on the tree. He wanted them to feel useful, but at the end of the day, it’s not a pretty sight.

These same women parading around without shirts, nipples bouncing about, are the same women who insist we celebrate breast-feeding. Which, by the way, totally different than walking downtown with the knockers hanging out. Feeding a baby vs. causing a traffic accident… Not the same. But this point only goes to show that men and women are different (more sexism) and our bodies are used for different things. Sorry, ladies, men cannot feed babies with their man nipples. I know, I know, biology is so unfair Read more

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Story from HelloGiggles.com

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Why tomorrow’s [TODAY’S 11/25] full moon is especially important

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Anna Gragert / November 24, 2015 5:30 pm

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The moon is at it again, guys. And this time it’s going to help us let go of the past as we prepare for Jack Frost’s winter reign.

Tomorrow night [TONIGHT 11/25,] the full moon will appear in all its spherical glory, and Refinery29 kindly pointed this out. But, this isn’t any old full moon – it’s actually known as the Mourning Moon. Other societies refer to it as the Snow Moon or Fog Moon. Certain Native American tribes prefer to call it The Moon When Deer Shed Antlers. And speaking of shedding, this special moon is symbolic of autumn’s end and winter’s beginning.

According to Pagan traditions, the Mourning Moon is meant to signify a time of evolution. As this moon rises in the sky, it is recommended that we let go of the baggage we’ve been holding on to. We must cleanse ourselves as we reflect on this year’s happenings. Specifically, we must let go of anything that’s weighing us down before the new year begins.

If you’d like to awaken your inner witch or wizard, there are several cleansing rituals you can perform beneath this Mourning Moon. First, think of all the past worries and problems you want to let go of. This can be something as simple as the splurge-y dress you bought yesterday that maybe you shouldn’t have bought yesterday, or as complex as a difficult breakup. Then, you can write all these memories down on a piece of paper and submerge it in a cup of water (since this element is connected to the Mourning Moon). That way you’re literally cleansing yourself of past baggage.

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Chris Rea | Girl In A Sports Car

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Chris Rea, Girl In A Sports Car
Chris Rea, Girl In A Sports Car

‘La Passione’ by Chris Rea. The deluxe Artist’s Edition, featuring 2 CD/DVD & 72 page book. Released 6th November.

This is a new release of Chris Rea’s music circa 1990s. Girl in a Sports Car is a boy’s fantasy about sports cars and beautiful ladies. Beautiful music.

La Passione is a British 1996 drama film written and produced by Chris Rea, directed by John B. Hobbs, and starring Sean Gallagher, Paul Shane and Shirley Bassey. The film premiered on 14 November 1996 at the BFI London Film Festival. The film features a cameo appearance by Rea, as well the same-titled soundtrack also composed by him.

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Watch here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hxuo2PsQcuc

Brian Wilson Taps Musical Peers for New Album ‘No Pier Pressure’ – Released April 7, 2015 on Capitol Records

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Album released April 7, 2015 on Capitol Records

RollingStone
BY JON BLISTEIN January 29, 2015


Brian Wilson of The Beach Boys performs in Los Angeles, California on December 13th, 2012. The singer will release his new album 'No Pier Pressure' this April. Michael Ochs Archives/Getty  Read more: http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/brian-wilson-taps-musical-peers-for-new-album-no-pier-pressure-20150129#ixzz3mCu95txM  Follow us: @rollingstone on Twitter | RollingStone on Facebook

Brian Wilson of The Beach Boys performs in Los Angeles, California on December 13th, 2012. The singer will release his new album ‘No Pier Pressure’ this April. Michael Ochs Archives/Getty

Brian Wilson Taps Musical Peers for New Album ‘No Pier Pressure’

Brian Wilson has assembled an all-star supporting cast for his new album, No Pier Pressure, which is scheduled to arrive on April 7th via Capitol Records. Along with performances from a number of longtime musical peers, including several of his former Beach Boys bandmates, Wilson’s new LP boasts Kacey Musgraves, fun.’s Nate Ruess and She & Him’s Zooey Deschanel and M. Ward.

Wilson began working on his 11th solo LP with longtime collaborator Joe Thomas in 2012 as the Beach Boys reunited for their 50th anniversary, touring the country and releasing a new album, That’s Why God Made the Radio. Initially, Wilson intended to record his new songs with the Beach Boys, but when the songwriter and group parted ways once again, he sought out guest singers to help finish the job.

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